For Immediate Release
September 15, 2014
Rep. Loudenbeck Joins Family Impact Seminar Advisory Committee
Madison, WI… Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) was invited to join the Family Impact Seminar Advisory Committee on the recommendation of current committee members.
Family Impact Seminars have a 21-year history of conducting nonpartisan seminars for the state legislature on current family issues such as corrections, early brain development, evidence-based budgeting, growing the state economy, jobs, prisoner reentry, school finance, and workforce development.
"My legislative office has benefitted greatly from the quality programming provided by the Family Impact Seminar. It is an honor to be recommended by my legislative colleagues from both sides of the aisle to serve on the Advisory Board and support the use of evidence-based research to build better public policy for families," said Rep. Loudenbeck.
The Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars are led by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Karen Bogenschneider. The seminars aim to encourage policymakers to examine policies and programs through the lens of family impacts; and build greater respect for and use of research in policy decisions. The Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars are an initiative of the UW-Madison Chancellor’s Office and the School of Human Ecology.
"We are pleased that Rep. Loudenbeck is willing to serve as a Family Impact Seminar adviser," said Bogenschneider. "We look for legislators who are interested in using rigorous research to design good public policy for Wisconsin families. Rep. Loudenbeck was recommended to us as someone who really studies issues and is respected by her colleagues on both sides of the aisle. As a member of the advisory panel, Rep. Loudenbeck will select topics for the seminars and identify what research-based evidence will be most useful to state policymakers."
Representative Loudenbeck represents the 31st Assembly District which includes communities in Eastern Rock and Western Walworth Counties.